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Aqua Restaurant

1174 Duck Road, Lower Level, Duck, NC 27949
+1 252-261-9700
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Ranked #12 of 30 Restaurants in Duck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Route 12 North
Description: Waterfront dining in the village of Duck. Lunch, dinner, & bar with dynamic sunset views. Award winning wine list, full bar with signature martinis, contemporary, regionally inspired cuisine, with a children's menu and groups encouraged. Live music and sushi in season. Events and weddings; no better venue on the water. Cheers, let's meet at AQUA!
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Philadelphia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Had a great view of the sunset from our table for 2 last week. The signature sweet corn & crab soup is an excellent starter. I had the scallops and my wife had the tuna special...both very good. A nice bottle of wine and a slice of cheesecake with a unique orange sauce complemented the meal. On the way out... More

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South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This place is the perfect location to unwind. The sunset over the sound is stunning. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed our tasty yellow fin tuna and summer sangria at a table overlooking the sound! Definitely worthy of another trip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Second time we've been here. First time we were on the deck in better weather and had a fabulous meal. This time we were inside but still very enjoyable. We really like this restaurant and they made a real margarita, and our server was very personable. Would definitely go back.

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Cooper City, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Had the best seared tuna steak with blueberry balsamic reduction. Wonderful service and food. Wish we had one here at home

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Arriving for dinner before sunset is a must. Great views, nice bar, and comfortable chairs on a lawn overlooking the sound. The menu and seafood preparations were very good. Waiter was attentive, helpful and pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend.

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Once again we returned to one of our favorite places on the earth...the OBX and specifically, Duck and the Aqua Restaurant. We had a large party and sat on the front porch which was extremely comfortable, as if we were sitting in our living room eating dinner together. Aqua has that fun and comfortable atmosphere that most restaurants have trouble... More

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East Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

When staying in OBX this place OSA must on your places to dine. Great food and service!!!! We went with a group of 10 last time I visited. There wasn't a bad meal with any of us!!!love the service and attention to details on the plates!!! Defiantly would go back again!!!

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Manassas, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our group ordered the special line caught fish of the day which was yellow fin tuna. Mine was cooked rare and my husband's medium rare. Both were delicious. The tuna was fresh and nary a stringy bit in sight. Can I say it was as smooth as butter? It was THAT good. Service was not top notch, but acceptable. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Judy( the restaurant manager) and her team went above and beyond to make a surprise birthday luncheon happen for my sister which was literally planned in a week! I was very impressed by her professionalism, friendliness and genuine care to make the luncheon a success. Her staff were all so nice, and gracious while serving all 22 of us. All... More

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My family and I recently dined at Aqua Restaurant in Duck North Carolina. The food was good but very pricey. Our waitress was not the most congenial though. When we arrived (which we had a reservation for six people) she seemed like she would rather have been doing something other than wait on our table. She asked if we wanted... More

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